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Climate Justice Alliance is challenging the extractive economy that is harming people and ecosystems

In these new times of political uncertainty, grassroots communities continue to lead the way forward.

About the Alliance

We envision a world in which fairness, equity and ecological rootedness are core values

Climate Justice Alliance members have won significant victories against polluting and extractive industries. We are building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future.

Our Power Campaign

As frontline communities, we pilot solutions and organize collectively to shut down the extractive economy

Climate Justice Alliance is amplifying the leadership of the original Our Power Communities while expanding to 70 communities in seven regions that are home to key grassroots groups. These groups organize to end the era of extreme energy and implement a Just Transition that promotes local control of resources (including energy, land, water, and food systems).


Together, we are advancing bold, grounded and interlinked strategies across the country

Six meta-strategies undergird the Climate Justice Alliance projected vision through 2020, and will continue to influence the trajectory of alliance work.

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Just Transition

Just Transition is our
main organizing framework

The Just Transition framework is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

Grassroots and Movement Building Organizations

Climate Justice Alliance membership is rooted in a shared landscape analysis, priorities and overall vision. Our alliance includes base-building frontline organizations (BFOs), Alliances, Networks, and Movement Support Organizations.

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Recent News

CJA Statement on Supreme Court EPA Ruling

For Immediate Release June 30, 2022 Media Contact: Hendrik Voss, hendrik@climatejusticealliance.org , 202-425-5128 Climate Justice Alliance Condemns the Increased Politicization of the Supreme Court, Demands Regulation of Polluting Industries to Safeguard Frontline...

Biden’s Call to Increase Oil Refining Sacrifices Frontline Communities – We Must Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground!

Contact: Olivia@climatejusticealliance.org 301-613-4767 June 15, 2022 - Biden’s latest move to address inflation and overall economic hardship by asking the CEOs of fossil fuel companies to increase production will not solve this current crisis. Instead it will...

New $10 Million Program “Communicating Our Power” Will Boost the Communications Capacity of Frontline Climate Justice Organizations

For Two Years, 20 Organizations Across 16 States Will Receive Support in Hiring Communications Staff and Building Narrative Power  Contact: Olivia@climatejusticealliance.org 301-613-4767 Oakland, CA - Through a new $9.6 million program, twenty frontline climate...

“Having an alliance of US frontline communities to strategically confront the existing tyranny of our country and present real solutions is needed right now.”

– Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

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